Vietnamese, Laotian, Ethiopian, and Former Soviet Union Refugees in Texas. Findings from the Texas Refugee Study. Texas Office of Immigration and Refugee Affairs, Texas Department of Human Services.Report as inadecuate




Vietnamese, Laotian, Ethiopian, and Former Soviet Union Refugees in Texas. Findings from the Texas Refugee Study. Texas Office of Immigration and Refugee Affairs, Texas Department of Human Services. - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.





The Texas Refugee Study was initiated to collect valid and reliable information to better direct refugee policy, improve services to refugees, give service providers information to help them become more competitive in seeking federal and private dollars, and help refugees better understand their own communities. The targeted groups, Vietnamese, Laotian, former Soviet Union, and Ethiopian refugees, make up more than 80 percent of all refugees in Texas. The study consisted of more than 1,400 interviews with refugees in Houston (Texas), conducted in each refugee's native language. Some 120,000 to 180,000 Vietnamese refugees and 15,000 to 25,000 Laotians are estimated to live in Texas. Far fewer Ethiopians, 2,500 to 4,000, and refugees from the former Soviet Union, 3,000 to 6,000, live in Texas. A section for each ethnic group summarizes their responses for the following: (1) demographics; (2) family and household; (3) education and English; (4) employment and income; (5) health; (6) transportation; (7) citizenship; and (8) quality of life. Twelve tables and 229 graphs illustrate survey responses. (SLD)

Descriptors: Asian Americans, Demography, Employment Patterns, English, Ethnic Groups, Health, Immigrants, Income, Language Proficiency, Laotians, Quality of Life, Refugees, Russian, Surveys, Vietnamese People











Author: Taylor, Eric H.; Barton, Lisa S.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12511&id=ED383795







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